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An egg salad sandwich on a plate. Sandwich also has a large lettuce leaf and a decorative toothpick in the center.

Egg Salad Recipe

Course: Salad, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best egg salad, easy egg salad recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 5 (total of 3 cups)
Calories: 293 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur

This is a classic Egg Salad Recipe that makes the best egg salad sandwiches! It's creamy, delicious, easy to make, and uses 5 simple easy to find ingredients!


  • 10 large eggs
  • ½ cup (120g) mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon mustard of choice
  • ¼ cup (25g) finely diced onion
  • ¼ cup (35g) finely diced dill pickle


  1. Place eggs in a large saucepan filled with cool water. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in the water for 10-12 minutes. Remove eggs and place in an ice bath.

  2. Peel and chop eggs and place in a medium bowl. Combine with other ingredients and mix well.

Recipe Notes

  1. MAKE AHEAD: This egg salad can be made and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Egg Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 337mg112%
Sodium 385mg17%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 513IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.